Tuesday, January 16, 2007

2500 stitches later

Here is the scarf I finished yesterday. This one only took me 12 hours to complete because I used thicker yarn. Oh and this is the yarn I bought some months ago at a yarn shop. It is Merino wool which made it cost baaatloads of money. $70. I'm happy with my final product, but I am also fully aware I could have bought 4 wool scarves (already completed) with the same money.


And of course I have to do the requisite modeling of the scarf in the bathroom mirror.

I noticed that they sold skeins of yarn at the giant dollar store downtown. I'm fairly certain they are all spun with 100% non-wool products. But since the next thing I'm going to make will go on my feet, I'm going to need some durable, synthetic fiber. Like acrylic. This is just the kind of thing they have at the dollar store.

Anybody have a good (which for mean means EASY) bootie pattern for knitting? I need to make spouse and I some matching ones.

22 comments:

Jane said...

You're looking rather Julius Caesar-ish in that pose.

Nice scarf - love the colour combo!

Snooze said...

The scarf is mighty fine! Booties sound difficult because of the heel. I think your next project should be leg warmers. I'm just looking at the beautiful wood floors in ND's former space, and can picture you dancing around à la Fame.

Lemuel said...

You are a man for all seasons! - in many ways. Very nice job on the scarf.

Be careful with the booties, once made, that you do not slip on the floor. Some that were made for me (I do not have your talents in this area), were quite slippery on hardwood floors and tile floors.

Timmy said...

lovely scarf! and the modeling leaves nothing to be desired. lovely as well.

sorry, I am no help on a bootie pattern, but it does sound kinky and fun.

Anonymous said...

I wondered if you ever been approach by modeling agency? :)

Anonymous said...

homina homina homina


seriously now, sometimes it's just not fair

Adam said...

Excellent result, love the scarf. I also love the iterations of your face in the mirror.

wayne said...

Go to Vivisimo.com and type in "knitted sweaters". You are sure to find a pattern..or 100! I have been knitting and crocheting since my early 20's...er, a few years now! My advice on store bought yarn is try Lion Brand Woolease. It is a wool/synthetic blend. Would love to chat about knitting but can't figure out how to send you an email. Oh well. Best of luck with your knitting!

Ed said...

My sister knits and I have gone with her to buy yarn. She goes to Hobby lobby and Michaels and Jo-anne fabrics and they have patterns you can take for free.
Nice job on the scarf! Sure it costs more but it is homemade and knitted with love. It is an accomplishment to be proud of.

Polt said...

Tornwordo, sweetheart, when modeling a scarf, it's customary to show the whole entire body!

(and if not, well it OUGHT to be!)

HUGS....

GayProf said...

I am with Adam -- I like the infinite Torn that is constantly reflected through the mirrors.

Jason said...

Wow, I had no idea the cost and time that goes into knitting. Now I feel badly about not appreciating enough the stuff my grandmother gave me.

Em said...

Don't say acrylic, you are knitting vegan!

Anonymous said...

Your pose with the scarf almost strikes me as a beauty pageant contestant. Should have "Mr. Montreal" emblazoned across the front. : )

You could start a little cottage industry with this knitting, you know.

Anonymous said...

Who knew scarves could be so sexy??

Why is it covering your nipple? Was it cold?

David said...

Have you checked out The Panopticon blog? I didn't see it on your blogroll. Franklin has become a rather skilled knitter and might be a good resource.

And re: the picture. rowr

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I love what your scarf is wearing.
esta bello.

David said...

A Very Royal look!!

But I must say, life is really unfair. You are proof that God has favorites. And I'm not one of them.

Spider said...

Handsome scarf, handsome man...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I got nothing for ya in the way of knitting advice. I am all about appreciating the completed work though...

Lewis said...

Cleopatra? Seriously, it's beautiful.....and so is the scarf.

Steven said...

If you want, you can make back the money spent on materials if you sell that scarf with a photo of you attached (signed, of course).